The Solution to Your Gummy Smile: Gum Contouring

Gummy Smile?A beautiful smile is one of the most important things that we can possess. It can give us so much self-confidence and help us to forge new relationships. However, what if you’re feeling self-conscious about your gummy smile? When your teeth appear too small and your gums too large, it can be a real confidence killer. Luckily, there is a solution! Here at Premier Dental Group, we are here to help you achieve the perfect smile through gum contouring. In this blog post, we will take you through everything you need to know about gum contouring.

What is gum contouring?:

Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that reshapes your gums to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile. It involves removing excess gum tissue to expose more of your teeth, which can make them appear larger and more beautiful. The procedure is relatively straightforward and is done with either a scalpel or a laser – the method used depends on the extent of the gum tissue to be removed.

Why gum contouring?:

Gum contouring can be performed for several reasons depending on your dental imperfections. It can address the following issues:

– To fix a “gummy” smile.
– To correct uneven gum line or teeth length
– To improve your overall oral health by reducing excessive gum tissue, which can lead to periodontal disease.
– To enhance the appearance of your teeth and gums for a complete and beautiful smile.

What to expect from the procedure:

Before any treatment is performed, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination to ensure you are an eligible candidate. Once approved, you will be given a local anesthetic, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. The process typically takes between one and two hours, depending on the extent of the gum tissue to be removed. You might experience some swelling and discomfort after the procedure, which will subside with medication.


Following your gum contouring procedure, your dentist will give you a set of after-care instructions to ensure proper healing and the best outcome. This includes taking painkillers as prescribed, avoiding hard or crunchy foods, cleaning your teeth by brushing and flossing, and scheduling follow-up appointments.

At Premier Dental Group, we believe that everyone deserves to have a beautiful and healthy smile. Gum contouring is an easy, effective, and affordable way to achieve that. If you’re looking to transform your gummy smile, our experienced and highly skilled team is here to help! Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let us assist you in achieving the perfect smile you deserve!

Contact Premier Dental & Oral Health Group:


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24 North Shore Dr.
Lake Ozark, Missouri